Wondering about how to decorate a room and give it a fresh new look without buying anything new or expensive? Well, decorating a room need not to be expensive all the time. As the home decorating trends keep changing from time to time, there is no point spending a lot of money in decorating a room. Something which is new today is going to get out of fashion in a few months and therefore you should try these budget decorating tips to decorate your room without spending a lot of money. Trust me, sometimes little changes in the decoration of the room work miracles, and those little changes does not even require buying new and expensive items.
The basic trick for decorating any space is to be a little creative, and work with whatever things you already have in hand. And trust me our households contain many such items that can be put to good use while decorating. But the thing is most of the time we are not even aware of how to use these items for decorating purpose. And if that sounds familiar, then continue reading as we discuss some real simple and inexpensive room decorating ideas that does not require you to buy a thing.
Tips to decorate a room without buying anything
In order to decorate a room for less, you may subtract few items from your room as well as make some additions from any other room. But, whatever you do, please do keep your room clean and organized because that is the most important thing.
Now, if you want to get into the room decorating details, then here are some of the ways to decorate your room without buying anything expensive.
Start with decluttering
If you have too many household items in your room, then the very first thing that you got to do in order to change the look of the space without buying anything extra is to clean and declutter the space. Simply get rid of all the items that are not useful to you anymore or the items that you have got bored seeing in your room. Keep only the ones that are important and valuable to you.
Decluttering your room will also help you make it look bigger, spacious and better. With limited items in the room, light and air will pass through easily which itself will brighten up the space and give a fresh feel.
The second easiest way to change the look and appearance of your room without buying anything new is to simply rearrange the items. If you are seeing things in the same position for a long period of time, it is bound to get monotonous after a certain time. But, if you reposition these items a little bit, it will bring freshness in the whole room.
I mean rearrange the items that do not necessarily mean that you need to reposition the items of your room in your room only. You can easily bring some items from any other room and take some of the items from your room to the other room. This works great almost every time.
Repair damaged items
The space is not going to look good when you have things inside a room which are damaged or needs repair. So, instead of buying new things, get the damaged ones fixed and repaired first. And, repairing makes the things look new, so that can easily help you improve the look of your room in a whole new way.
And, the best thing is, if you have the basic home repair tools at home, and you are a do it yourself person, then you can repair some of these items on your own. Or otherwise, you can always call a technician for help.
Well, swapping things is a good way to decorate a room without investing in anything new. How? Well, simply gather all of those items that you are bored with. Then call your friends and ask them to bring things that they think need replacing for some reason, and then just swap these things as needed. If that is not possible, you can take the help of the swapping apps like Swapit and Yerdle to exchange your old items with new one.
Create new things
If you are a creative person and you are good at handiwork, why don’t you just make handmade items with the materials that are already available at your home?
Like if you have an old wine bottle or any other attractive glass bottle, paint it to make it into a beautiful vase. You can also consider making paper art or other such art work. You can also take the help of bright colored tapes to create all sorts of interesting shapes and designs in the walls of your room.
Well, you will get lot of such ideas if you search the internet, both easy and tough. Do whatever you are comfortable with. With new handmade things added in the room, your room is bound to look different.
Use old paint cans
We all know repainting your room can give a whole new feel to the space, so if you have some old paint cans, it is time to use them. If you do not have so much paint to repaint the whole room, you can simply paint one side of the wall and create an ascent wall, because that will also contribute in making your rooms look better and different.
Adding greenery to the room definitely makes the space look livelier and fresher. And, instead of buying new plants, you can easily grow plants using your kitchen scraps. This will not only make your room look beautiful, but you will be able to have fresh produce absolutely free.
Well, some websites like Freecycle and Craigslist list items that other individuals are giving away for free. So, keep looking for such items. Who knows you may find something useful to decorate your room.
In fact, it will be a good thing to keep yourself updated about garage sales going on around you as well. This is because many times you get things for free there especially if you reach there late. So, give it a try. You might actually be lucky.
Display things correctly
Learn to display things to bring some change in the look of your room. Like if you have brought a bag of brightly colored oranges, instead of storing them in the refrigerator, display them in a fruit bowl on your dining table. Similarly, you can pick up some flowers from the garden and keep them in a vase.
Also, if you have some old pictures in your album, display them on the wall.
Take an inventory of your home and search for items that you can reuse as decorative accents to accessorize your room. Like for example, if you have old dinner plates, you can use them to decorate the wall in the dining area.
Light it up
You must be using string lights to decorate your home during important festivals or occasions like Diwali. But, if you want to decorate your room with lights, it does not always require any specific occasion to do so. Take out the string lights you may already have and light up your windows, walls or simply hang them above your bed to make the whole room look beautiful.
Reuse what you can
If you think that the items left besides the street by someone is only to be used by the poor, you are wrong. You may have inhibitions but in reality you can reuse them to decorate your space. Avoid being so much squeamish about such items because most of the items can be repaired or cleaned to be reused.
Make use of the gifts
Many times, we get gifts but we forget to use them. So, if you have got any decorative item as a gift in the past and so long you have not used that, it is time you find out that item, and use it to decorate your room.
Over to you
Home decorating can get expensive, but it is completely in your hand whether you want to make it expensive and costly or not. Now, if you ask me, I will tell you that there is actually no need for investing too much of money on home decorating, because after a certain point, you are bound to get bored with the same things no matter how much expensive the items are.
Well, in case of certain items like furniture, you can invest more because they are useful things but for items that are simply meant for decoration purposes, I feel you may avoid that.
So, if you are planning to decorate a room without buying anything new and expensive, then get creative and use the décor tips we have discussed above to create a whole new look of the room.
Trust me, little things like repositioning items, repairing stuffs, using lights, adding greenery etc. works wonders. You just have to visualize your room with the same things with probably some additions and subtractions in a new way. The more imaginative you are, the more things will work for you.
And, if you are a creative person yourself and know a bit of handiwork, then things are going to be even easier for you. You have got the talent and now you just have to use it wisely and creatively.
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